Torch and Twang

Tuesday | 8:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
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Torch & Twang is Impact’s best and brightest outlet for the folk, Americana and bluegrass tunes you love. Every Tuesday, hosts Alex and Daniel bring you a current stream of new music, hot modern acts like Noah Gundersen, and of course your favorites from America’s thick roots history (cue the Cash and Hank Williams).

Torch & Twang also promotes Michigan’s long standing tradition of incredible bluegrass and folk music by supporting all of your favorite local Americana groups.

On a given show you’ll hear special in-studio interviews and performances that give insight into the minds of the people behind the music. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the night for insight into the modern Americana news beat, word on concerts happening nearby, ticket and album giveaways, and plenty more!

Whether you are a long time fan, or a newcomer to Americana music, Torch & Twang is a must have during your Tuesday night!

Torch & Twang 12/16/14

It’s break time for the MSU population, but Twang is still here pumping out Americana genius. We’re featuring Gregory Alan Isakov prompt at 9, and treating you to some holiday folk throughout the night. Stay tuned to 88.9 the IMPACT!


Ivan & Alyosha- Be Your Man

Dust Bowl Revival- The Old Dustbowl

Max Gomez- Rule The World

Robert Ellis- Only Lies
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Torch & Twang 12/9/14

This week we’re pulling out our favorite folk albums of the year! From the likes of Nickel Creek, Lake Street Dive, and Shakey Graves, to Bob Dylan’s New Basement Tapes project. Take a break from your vigorous study, or splice us in to your playlist grooves!


Infamous Stringdusters- Summercamp

Pokey LaFarge- Central Time

Jason Isabell- Alabama Pines

Ivan & Alyosha- My Winding Wheel

Ivan & Alyosha- Fathers Be Kind

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Torch & Twang 12/2/14

December has struck, and at last we’re breaking out some famed holiday tunes! There’s a new Americana collaboration album we’ll play throughout the night, and a re-release from SF band Branches. Tune for tidings of great joy…and folk.

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Torch & Twang 11/25/14

This week we’ve got a brand new band to play, the Old Hours. The Lone Bellow have a dapper new single too, we’ll be playing both at 10!


Old Hours- Wary Bones

Lisa Leblanc- You look like Trouble

Jeffrey Martin- Man

Hello Strangers- What You Don’t Know

Doug Mains & the City Folk- Theresa St. Johns


Nathaniel Rateliff- Still Trying

Noah Gundersen- Boathouse


Hooray for the Riff Raff- Blue Ridge Mountain

Amanda Shires- Devastate

New Basement Tapes- The Whistle Is Blowing


Shooter Jennings- Living Life In a Minor Key

Thompson- Root So Bitter

Shakey Graves- House of Winston

Shakey Graves- If Not For You


The Oh Hellos- Like The Dawn

The Oh Hellos- Second Child, Restless Child

The Oh Hellos- The Lament of Eustace Scrubb


The Oh Hellos- I Have Made Mistakes

Trampled By Turtles- Hollow

Max Gomez- Ball & Chain

Paper Kites- Tin Lover


Spirits of the Red City- Mine

Gregory Alan Isokav- Second Chances

Pieta Brown- All My Rain

Stray Birds- I Wish It would Rain


Loudermilks- Watch Them Fall

Sturgill Simpson- Long White Line

Johnny Cash- Out Among The Stars


Teddy Thompson- Let Me Roll It



Bob Seger- You take Me In

Bob Seger- Listen

Bob Seger- Let The Rivers Run


Old Hours- Wary Bones

Old Hours- In May

Old Hours- Wolf River

Old Hours- Deer Isle


Ben Howard- Small Things

Ben Howard- Rivers In Your Mouth

Old Hours- Saint Paul

Honeyboy Edwards- Catfish Blues

Charley Patton- High Water Everywhere


Hot Rize- Blue Is Falllin’

R.L. Burnside- Rollin’ and Tumblin’

Felice Brothers- Lion

Grey Reverend- Only One

Goodnight, Texas- Hayride

Goodnight, Texas- A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme


Over the Rhine- Bethlehem

Westrin & Mowry- The Past Rushes In

Parker Millsap- Land of the Red Man


Pokey LaFrage- Central Time

Walking Spanish- Born Getaways

Hard Working Americans- The Mountain Song


Ivan & Alyosha- My Winding Wheel

Bob Dylan and The Band- I Shall Be Released

Daniel Bachman- Pig Iron


Sugar & The Hi Lows- See it for Yourself

Blind Boys of Alabama- Every Grain of Sand


Torch & Twang 11/18/14

Tonight’s Torch Recommends features the music of Jon Guerra at 9pm, along with new music from Over the Rhine and much more during our new music portion at 10pm. Only on Impact 89FM’s Torch and Twang!

Sean Rowe- Madman

Bob Dylan and The Band- Odds and Ends

The New Basement Tapes- Diamond Ring

Over the Rhine-  Called Home

St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Call Me

Jackson Browne- Leaving Winslow
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Torch & Twang 11/11/14

Happy veteran’s day! What better way to celebrate than with the Progressive Torch & Twang, Impact’s own Americana show.


High Coast- Ocean Please Grow

John Mellancamp- Do Re Mi

Max Gomez- Run From You

Noah Gundersen- Ledges


The Barr Brothers- Static Orphans

The Barr Brothers- Love Ain’t Enough

The Duhks- Banjo Roustabout

Torch & Twang 11/4/14

Halloween may be over, but fun is yet to be had tonight on T&T! We’ve got coverage on Brady Toops at 9, and new music at 10 as per usual! Tune in to get your folk fix.


The Show Ponies- Gone

Shovels & Rope- Birmingham

Sean Flynn & The Royal We- The Lost Weekend

Pieta Brown- Before Gas & TV

Noam Pickelny- Brown County Breakdown

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Torch & Twang 10/28/14

It’s only fitting that we play a few spooky tracks tonight, listen hard to pick out the halloween themed tunes from tonight’s show! (^^Check out host Daniel’s space suit, what a guy)

Dead Man’s Bones- Lose Your Soul
The Infamous Stringdusters- Summercamp
Hot Rize- Blue Is Fallin’
Pokey LaFarge- Central Time
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Torch & Twang 10/21/14

We’ve got tickets to see Easton Corbin at the MSU Auditorium Oct. 23, also a nifty spotlight on UK artist Novo Amor and plenty of new tracks to spin tonight!

Over the Rhine- Called Home
Kevin Lee Florence- Could Today Be The Day
Noah Gundersen- Ledges
Sean Flinn and the Royal We- Riverbed
Old Crow Medicine Show- Firewater
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